Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan Win Big at American Country Awards

Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan

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updated 12/11/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET

originally published 12/11/2012 AT 10:55 AM ET

Luke Bryan may want to “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye,” but he’ll savor Monday night.

The headlining country artist was the big winner at the fan-voted American Country Awards, taking home nine awards, including entertainer of the year and male artist of the year.

“Rarely am I rendered speechless,” he told reporters after his wins at the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas. “I don’t know how to formulate a series of words that can truly tell how appreciative I am to the fans to make this night possible.”

Though he’s won previously at other award shows, Monday marked Bryan’s first ACA wins.

But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Continuing her winning streak, Miranda Lambert didn’t leave without some hardware. The “Over You” singer took home three awards, including female single of the year.

“Honey, we won an award,” she said in her acceptance speech for female single of the year. Her husband Blake Shelton, who co-wrote the song, was unable to attend since he was in Los Angeles filming The Voice.

“We’re on competing channels tonight. Blake and I live busy lives and we get to celebrate awesome moments together. I love that we have separate things,” Lambert said. “As a couple I think it’s important you have separate lives and hobbies and things to talk about when you get home.”


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